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University of California, San Diego


Study Abroad at University of California, San Diego


Facts and Highlights about UCSD
>> U.S. News & World Report(2019) ranked UCSD highly in several categories:
17th among top public national universities.
41th overall among national universities
>> The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) conducted by the Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University(2019) ranked UCSD the 15th among all universities worldwide.
>> The Times Higher Education World University Rankings(2019) placed UCSD as the 30th ranked university in the world. The survey of more than 20,000 experienced academics from 133 countries ranked institutions solely on their reputations for teaching and research.

Geisel Library in the Center of UCSD Campus

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public institution that provides opportunity for all. Recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide, a culture of collaboration sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact. For the fifth consecutive year, UC San Diego has been ranked first in the nation based on research, civic engagement and social mobility. UCSD is a campus with multiple pillars of excellence, a top ten public university that is transforming lives, shaping new disciplines and advancing the frontiers of knowledge.
Research funding secured during fiscal year 2014 to support research in all fields. One of the nation's 10 largest centers for science, engineering and medicine, UCSD's research funding has surpassed $1 billion three times in the past five years. UCSD is a member of Association of American Universities. Its famous subjects include Biological, Marine, Environment, Medicine, Engineering, Business, etc.
San Diego is located on the eastern edge of the Pacific Rim, focused on the economic and business opportunities of the future. A center for innovative hi-tech and biotech companies, San Diego is the ideal point of connection, not only to the Americas, but to Japan, Korea, China, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
UCSD is 19 kilometers north of Mexico; 200 kilometers south of Los Angeles (or 2 hours by train or automobile); and 7 hours east of Hawaii (by air).UCSD is also a safe campus. With a low crime rate, a dedicated police force and campus safety programs, it helps to ensure all students feel secure on campus.


Lo Jolla is a safe community where UCSD is located (Photo by Lu Yao)
Features of Study Abroad Program at UCSD
>> High quality of instruction and curriculum in all programs offered by UCSD main campus and UCSD Extension;
>> Ideal location with beautiful campus and safe community, perfect base for exploring California, the Southwest, and nearby Mexico;
>> Great selection of programs including language, academic,and professional courses.
Program Dates and Courses
Students can choose two types of courses: English Language Program or University and Professional Studies. All students on Study Abroad Program are registered as Visiting Students, and are administered by UCSD Extension.

Program Dates and Courses

Students can choose two types of courses: English Language Program or University and Professional Studies. All students on Study Abroad Program are registered as Visiting Students, and are administered by UCSD Extension.

English Language Program [July 1-July 26, 2019(Summer);September 23 - December 6, 2019 (Fall)]

English language program is designed for the students who need to improve English level, to understand American society, to increase the understanding of different culture and to promote innovation and globalization. Students will have chances to study with international students from all over the world, which helps to improve their English level and international communication ability. The content of the course includes Listening, reading, writing, speaking, American history, American culture, etc. The following courses are available to students with different personal interest and English language ability:

- Intensive Communication and Culture
- Intensive Academic English
- Intensive TOEFL Preparation
- Conversation and Fluency
- Academic English
- English for Engineering & Technology
- Medical English
- English for Pharmaceutical Science

Great View from Building of Rady School of Management


University and Professional Studies (June 28th – August 3rd/August 2nd – September 7th(Summer)August 26th - December 14th, 2019(Fall)

Through the University and professional studies (UPS), students have the opportunity to experience American university culture, enroll in UCSD credit courses and study with American students, faculty and professionals and earn UCSD credits that are transferable to university programs throughout the US or to most of USIEA's Chinese partner universities.

Admission Requirements:
>> Students at Undergraduate or postgraduate level who are officially registered in USIEA's Chinese partner Universities;
>> Advanced English required: minimum TOEFL 90 iBT; or IELTS 7.5; GPA3.5;
>> Interviewed by USIEA
Students who study UCSD programs have two options for accommodation: Homestay or off-campus apartment provided by Anotolia. It only takes about 15 minutes by public transportation from Anotolia to school with UCSD school buses and many city bus lines stop nearby the apartment. Anotolia apartments offer well equipped rooms, facilities and great surrounding environment; Students live with other international students of the same gender in the same apartment. Anotolia is surrounded by shopping malls, restaurants, markets and Café. Students can enjoy their free time with friends from all over the world.


Cozy Rooms and Great Outdoor Facilities at Anotolia

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